Star of Bombay London Dry Gin

alc./vol:
47.5%

Proof:
95°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
Unaged

Closure: Synthetic stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


Named not after the eponymous Westbourne Grove Curry House but after the Star of Bombay, a 182-carat cabochon-cut violet-blue star sapphire from Sri Lanka. The gem was presented to Mary Pickford, the silent film star by her husband, Douglas Fairbanks. Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 16/04/2015

Appearance

Crystal clear.

Aroma

Rooty and earthy with fresh juniper berries, Christmas tree pine, musky and nutty, freshened with coriander, orange oils and elegant spice.

Taste

Pine is more prevalent with coriander and strong rooty, earthy and musky notes. Sapphire-like pepper adds to the punchy alcohol spice.

Aftertaste

Rooty, earthy and musky notes come to the fore in the long finish which fades with pronounced pine and a lingering bitter bark note.

Overall

Rooty and spicy with relatively subdued juniper. A digestif gin perhaps.

Further product information

Barcode UPC: 5 010677 360074

More about Star of Bombay

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